Meet Nancy Richardson
Nancy Richardson never hesitates to recommend the Alzheimer Society of Oxford to friends and neighbours after her experience with the organization.
Nancy and her husband have close family connections to Alzheimer’s disease, so they first reached out to the Society to get equipped with all the necessary information.
“We came for classes, because we didn’t know what was ahead of us. The classes were fantastic,” she said.
The best part was just being in the presence of others walking the same journey.
“When we had a problem, we discussed it with the rest of them and they’d say ‘we had a similar problem.’ It was very, very helpful,” Nancy said.
It was a no-brainer, then, to get involved with the Walk for Alzheimer’s. She was inspired to give back to the Society and has raised a significant amount of money.
“My husband and I think it’s payback time,” she said, noting that the services they accessed were always free of charge.
To fill up her pledge sheet before the Walk, Nancy approaches friends and neighbours.
“I stand up at my card group and say ‘ok, it’s January, you know what that means. Alzheimer Month.’”
The Woodstock Walk is a fun time with friends, Nancy said. It’s a great event for families, and everyone is welcomed with open arms.
“Anyone can do it, and we’d love to have them join us,” Nancy said.
She’s still working on that personal “payback” by fundraising for the Walk each year. Nancy won’t soon forget the support she’s received from the Alzheimer Society.
“It’s a very positive place here. The staff is wonderful,” she said.
“The hours we spent here were just unbelievable.”
Nancy Richardson participates in the Woodstock Walk for Alzheimer's.